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Old Jul 29, 2006, 11:24 PM   #1
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Okay, I know very little. I have received my Canon a540. I purchased a 1gb card(to be able to take lots of pics). Directions say to first FORMAT the card..

No where does it tell me HOW to format this card????!!!!!

I konw there is a tiny knob on the side of the card that goes up and down..do I slide that up or down? is it then formated?

If not, what comes next?? Please HELP !

IS a sdI I 1gb card okay for this camera?

Simple do this,then that,etc..will helpI. am afraid I will ruin the card and/or the camera.

Many Thanks a tired, retired nontech savy teacher
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Old Jul 30, 2006, 12:55 AM   #2
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First thing I would see is if the card works without needing to be formatted by the camera.. since it hardly matters if your 1st test photo fails to write to the card.

If you don't have the manual then download it from


The advanced guide on page 30 tells you all about formatting a memory card.

The "knob" write protects the card, locks it so images cannot be deleted by accident, most cards even hint at that by writing beside the "knob" - LOCK

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